Saturday, 13 August 2011

New additions to the family!

I have added two boys to the family; say hello to Tigs and Felix.

Adopted from the RSPCA, the brothers are about 4 or 5 months old and full of energy.  The kitties were named by my two boys and have quickly integrated themselves into our family life.  No doubt they will have lots of adventures over the coming years, which I will try to keep up with.  In the meantime say aahhhhhhh!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Do you decopatch?

I was introduced to the world of Decopatch by my good friend Alison B (click her name to be taken to her FB fanpage).  Decopatch is basically a craft where ordinary objects are covered with special paper to change the finish into something a little less ordinary.  Its so easy to do and would make an excellent project for kids.

First you need some decopatch glue (a bit like the white glue we had in school - remember the one you would paint your hands with and then peel it off??); a brush; some decopatch paper and something to transform.  In this case a small paper box.

First you rip the paper into small pieces

Then you apply the glue to your object;

Pick up a small piece of paper with the sticky brush;

Put the paper on the glue and then smooth it down with the brush.

The glue dries clear after about 10 - 15 mins and looks quite glossy when dry.  There is also an optional varnish that you can use; particularly if the object is going to be used and is not just for decoration.

Thats it - pretty gift box!

Oh - say hello to Patch the kitty.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!!

Oh dear what have I done?

I've only gone and signed up for the Bead Soup Blog Party run by Lori Anderson.  The idea is that you sign up by August 3rd and you are partnered up with someone (anywhere in the world).  You then send them a bead soup made up of a focal bead; co-ordinating beads and a special clasp (not just a trigger clasp).  On the given date you publish your creations on your blog and hop around visiting all the other participants blogs to have a look at their makes.

Well - I needed a challenge...........................!  Sign up with me!
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